Welcome to Premier Solutions - specialists in the supply and installation of interactive multisensory equipment for Hydrotherapy Swimming Pools, Sensory rooms and Calming Rooms.
We offer a wide range of Special Needs Sensory & Educational equipment to provide valid solutions for teachers, occupational therapists and assistant workers in helping them find a stimulating solution that will enable their service users to gain control of the environment around them, creating independence, creativity and motivation.Premier Solutions offers a multi-sensory world of interactive sensory experiences and possibilities with special needs equipment that creates sensory rich environments that can be embraced by all. These environments stimulate clients as they learn to create and explore, or relax users and help calm and de-escalate.
With many years of special needs experience, Premier Solutions specialised design team will design a unique sensory system to fit your personal requirements. We will supply you with drawings and detailed quotations free of charge. Our experienced, dedicated, DBS passed and friendly installation engineers will complete the installation for you to the highest of standards. We will provide easy training for you and your staff to enable you to use the equipment to its full potential.
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All of our installations carry a full 12 month warranty. Premier Solutions prides itself in exemplary customer care and offer a choice of service agreements to keep your installation in excellent working condition following the warranty period.
All our prices are plus VAT charged at 20%
Please contact us to discuss your requirements by telephone 0115 9394122
09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday
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Premier Solutions have designed and installed sensory rooms, calming rooms and Hydrotherapy pools since 2002 and we have gained a vast knowledge that you will find useful to know when you are considering the available room or space you have for your particular project. Please consider and discuss the following points to ensure your room is used to its full potential:
Please take in to consideration the colour of your hydrotherapy pool room walls and internal pool liner or tiles. It is best to use a white or magnolia colour. This will provide the lighting with a natural projection screen allowing the lights to change the whole colour of the room by reflection. This also applies to the tiles selected in the pool or pool liner. White is the ideal. Remember that blue tiles, when lit with red light, will give you an undesirable "brown pool".
Accessibility and Hoist
Consider the entrance area to your room and look at the ease of access to the room for both fully mobile and wheelchair users. You may not currently have wheelchair users but this may change in the future. You should also consider the type of floor coverings that are most suitable for your project. A wheelchair user whether self-propelled or electrically operated will find it virtually impossible to wheel across a padded floor. The ease of access and planning at the start will be a benefit to both carers and users.
Have you got sufficient floor space to park a wheelchair without encroaching on valuable floor space that may be required for floor projection?
Do you have clients who would benefit from having a hoist system, whether this is a mobile or ceiling hoist? If you are thinking of having a fixed ceiling hoist, this can either be a single track or H- frame hoist. Remember that the centre moving bar on an H Frame Hoist will prevent sensory products being fitted on the ceiling unless there is sufficient height left above the bar. For either option please check, at the planning stage, that the position of the hoist dose not restricted the sensory equipment or their projected images? Is it possible for you to have the H-frame fixed rails to be installed at a lower level than the actual ceiling height to allow sensory products to be fitted above the tracks?
Do check your ceiling height, as a low ceiling can restrict your sensory lighting selection. If there is a suspended ceiling the void above it can sometimes be utilised.
If you choose a mobile hoist please remember that some of the equipment may need to be on plinths, so that the mobile hoist can provide access to all that the sensory room has to offer, such as a Ball pool or waterbed.
Consider the position of the sensory controls and standard room lighting, which should be adjacent to the entrance door, so that you do not have to walk across a darkened room to use the controls.
Will the storage space in the room accommodate all of your additional sensory equipment requirements? Please take into account access for maintenance if required.
To have the best results from Sensory lighting, our experience has shown us that a room, where the light can be turned off or blocked out by blinds, when the sensory lights are been used, greatly enhances the sensory effect. A blackout makes the beams of light more prominent so that visually impaired clients can see the beams of coloured light and the images they project can be identified more easily. If you are working on an educational topic you can focus the client on the subject more easily in a blackout. For example you could have, an underwater topic with tropical fish being projected and soft blue lighting around the room. You can have soft colour changing lights for calming or interactive lighting for stimulation, if required.
Will you be using the room for visual assessments?
Fitted track blackout blinds do provide the best blackout as opposed to Venetian or vertical blinds that let the light in around the edges. The most cost effective way of achieving this is by using your local roller-blind retailer.
An inexpensive alternative is to use self-adhesive blackout film on the windows, which can be ordered on line and fitted by you.
Control, Training and Maintenance
Even the most complex interactive sensory room can be controlled easily with the Premier Solutions choice of control systems with no need for PC’s or complicated controllers. Our unique control system offers the user easy to use touch buttons that can simply turn effects on or off or activate a full sensory program. Every control panel is installed with a fixed wall chart clearly indicating exactly what each button activates. This will enable you to simply look at the wall chart and choose your sensory effect without having to remember how the system works. Your Premier Solutions control system is designed to work without lengthy training so that changes of staff will not limit its use.
You can choose a simple switching system or a fully programmable system.
On a fully programmable system, our installation engineers will install a comprehensive number of sensory programs that have been tried and tested in other sensory systems. They will discuss with you any particular effects that you would like the system to produce and add additional programming until the system does exactly what you feel is most beneficial for your clients. All hardware is safely stored in your lockable main control cabinet, separate from the carers control panel, to prevent unauthorised tampering. We will even provide a button to allow the system to run itself, turning different sensory effects on and off at pre-set intervals and moving images are fully programmed (not random) to project in exactly the right places, avoiding obstacles and obstructions.
On-site training will be given to your staff upon completion of the installation and we offer full free telephone support thereafter.
All battery powered remote controls, including floating switches, have an estimated minimum battery life of 5 years.
We are always happy to provide references from existing customers who you can talk to direct regarding our services.
Because all of our sensory effects use LED’s (Not lamps) maintenance is kept to a minimum. However we are always happy to provide service calls whenever necessary and service agreements are available should you require one.
Furnishing and Decoration
The ambient room design/finish contributes to the sensory room environment you wish to acheive and teach in. The colour of the wall decor and ceiling colour is important if you are having coloured sensory lighting, as the colour of the walls or impact absorbing wall or floor padding will make a difference to the sensory coloured light or projected image altering the true colour. So that the sensory lighting can easily be seen by visually impaired client‘s. White, or off white decorated walls, like you have on a projection screen is the best option. If you are having the images projected on the upper half of the wall or padding you can have the lower wall in a different colour to conceal scuffs or marks.
This also applies to the colours of the tiles on the wall and in the pool for hydrotherapy lighting. In a hydrotherapy pool you may choose to define the edge of the access steps in the pool with a different colour tile or define the deep end of the pool with tiles at the base edge of the pool being darker or brighter so you can see the difference more visibly.
Many clients who use a hydrotherapy pool can only lie on their backs in the water so that they can interact with the effects by following the images or switching them on or off, the ceiling colour or finish will make a difference as well as the room walls, which could also have the projected images on them. Also, if possible, avoid any murals on the wall or patterns in the tiles or dado rail. A blank wall is best.
Please also consider the floor covering, and colour, if you are going to project images on the floor. When using the interactive sensory surface floor projection system, you can lay white smooth vinyl on the floor as a projection matt or use it in conjunction with Premiers Portable sensory room. Please consider the colour of the wall cupboards and furniture this all adds to the ambience of the room.
Heating and Ventilation
Prior to the sensory equipment installation you should consider Heating and Ventilation. As having building or plumbing work done later may not be possible.
Having the ability to control the temperature in your sensory room is an advantage. If you can adjust the room thermostat to make the room warmer or colder depending on the weather or if the sun only shines on the room apart of the day, this helps. Can you open a window or switch on an extractor? If you are not lucky enough to have air-conditioning fitted. Could opening a window spoil the room black out? Or could you take in a fan to help reduce the temperature? Premiers lighting is LED which produces little or no heat and a saves on energy costs, also reducing your carbon foot print.
The size of the room, and if you are working one to one, or teaching a group of children. This will make a difference to the room temperature. Does your room have under floor heating or radiators if you are having impact absorbing padding to the floors or walls could this make a difference to the temperature? Do the radiators need to be boarded over so you can have the radiators covered with padding with ventilation openings?
Whether you have a room set aside for sensory only or the room has a dual purpose. If the standard room lighting can be dimmable this is very helpful to the begining or end of a sensory lighting session as opposed to having the full lighting suddenly switched on or off., Dimmed down or up is less dramatic and dose not suddenly put the client in the dark. The room lighting dose need the ability to be turned fully on in case of emergencies, cleaning or maintenance.13 amp mains sockets; do you need them in the room and where to have them installed, also data computer sockets need to be considered.
Would installing an Isolation switch be helpful so that you know all of the system is turned off and is tamper proof?
Room size and uses
Premier’s design consultants realise that in the real world you cannot choose the perfect room. We are happy to work with you on your room whatever the size, small or large. Here are some points to consider!
Will the room be used for one to one teaching or small groups of clients? For special needs or care.
Can you get a wheelchair in or out of the room easily? Is there room for the wheel chair to move around in the room and be stored when not in use?
Will you be using a hoist as that will take up floor space? How much floor space does the sensory equipment require?.
Could you use the room for dual use, sensory and interactive or calming for the caring professions or daescalation?
Have you thought of integrating an Interactive Sensory Surface (magic carpet) a projection system on the floor? The system opens a world of possibilities for all who use it, designed for variety of uses including, education, physical and social/rehabilitation purposes. Please look on our web site for more information.
Would you like your client to be able to control and interact with some of the sensory equipment via various types of switches?
If you are having projecting images on to the walls remember that the greater the distance from the projector the bigger the image will be on the opposite wall. Ensure the walls are free from posters etc.
The higher the ceiling the better if you are having sensory lighting installed or is there a suspended ceiling where you can utilise the space above.
Would re-hanging the door to open into the corridor make more space in the room? If you re-hang a door please check that it does not intrude on a main fire exit route.
Please make sure your fire exits are clear at all times.
If you are going use the room for calming please consider if the room next door is prone to noise.
Does the room have cupboards for storage or will you need to add them? As cupboards can take up valuable space.
If you do not have a room that you can solely use for Sensory therapy, a portable sensory trolley would mean that any room or hall could be used instead. Please look at our Portable sensory room on this web site for more information.
Here are some guide lines. This should not be viewed as a definitive list
Is there a clearly visible emergency assistance pull cord in the room? You may require help if someone becomes distressed or has an accident.
Impact absorbing padding can be fitted to the walls to reduce impact to the clients, and we can supply floor padding or padded mats.
Make sure that shelves and equipment are securely fixed to the wall or ceiling and do not become loose over time. Have you stored heavy equipment high up that could slip and hit someone on the head, when children jump and play nearby?
Check there are no ligature points. One example; the window blinds spare cord tidied and wound around the cord fastener. Not left hanging.
If you are lucky enough to have a sensory garden remember that some plants are poisonous or harmful please check to make sure everyone is healthy in the garden.